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Will Smith’s widow attends ceremony to receive his graduate degree

Wiping away tears and sitting in a wheelchair, the widow of former Saints defensive end Will Smith accepted his graduate degree from the University of Miami on Thursday. Will Smith was shot and killed in New Orleans on April 9. His wife Raquel was shot in both legs in the incident and is still recuperating,…

Widow of Saints' Will Smith accepts posthumous degree for him

10 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Racquel Smith is still confined to a wheelchair after she was hit in both legs during the New Orleans shooting on April 9.

Wheelchair, meet 3D printing.

21 hours agoArts : Yanko Design

3D printing has really changed the way the medical industry functions. One shoe definitely doesn’t fit all, and 3D printing ensures that each patient...

Homeless Rockville man in wheelchair was killed in area known for crashes

Many safety incidents at the East Gude Drive crossing have involved clients of a homeless shelter.

New App Will Serve As 'TripAdvisor' For People With Disabilities

Who knew stairs would lead to a positive step in accessibility? After booking a "wheelchair accessible" hotel that ended up having stairs, a software engineer and wheelchair user in Ireland is developing an app called Access Earth that...Show More Summary

Can 3-D Printing Help Build a Better Wheelchair?

yesterdayArts : Slate: The Eye

Since founding his London-based experience-driven design agency Layer, British industrial designer Benjamin Hubert has turned his attention to socially conscious quality-of-life–enhancing design projects like hemp-based noise-reducing...Show More Summary

Muscular Dystrophy Battle! Leah’s Daughter Using Wheelchair More

Prior to the new season of Teen Mom 2 airing, a doctor told Leah Messer and her ex-husband Corey Simms that their 6-year-old daughter Aliannah — who has muscular dystrophy… READ ON

Five Hunger Strikers March To City Hall, In Wheelchairs, Snarling Civic Center Traffic

They are demanding a meeting with the mayor, on their terms, and demanding the termination of the chief of police after what they say were the unjustified killings of civilians. [ more › ]

TSA Agents Humiliate Wheelchair Bound Olympic Champion

The TSA have admitted a mistake, by stating that agents “did not follow correct screening protocols,” after a wheelchair-bound six-time Olympic champion took to social media to express her humiliation at the Denver Airport.

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Image description: The sun as the head on the 'wheelchair' symbol with the wheel turned into a clock showing the time 10:55 We are staying at a hotel directly across from a small mall that has a lovely movie theatre attached to it. When...Show More Summary

Hot Rod of a Wheelchair

4 days agoArts : Yanko Design

Take a look at current racing wheelchairs and you’ll see they’re largely the same. The Cheetah, however, stands out both aesthetically and functionally. It’s...

Regional Digest: Sunday, May 2, 2016

3 women are shot in Northeast Washington, and a wheelchair user dies on a Rockville road.

I'm Public In Public

Image Description: Person in power wheelchair with arms up embracing the space around. Twice yesterday I had people grant me space that wasn't theirs to give and for which I needed no permission. It's an interesting kind of privilege when people feel that they are able to cede me the space I am currently using. Show More Summary

Backflipping Wheelchair Athlete “Wheelz” Takes Freestyling to New Heights

Wheelchair athletes are as hard-nosed as they come, and nobody exemplifies this more than Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, a 24 year-old motocross athlete from Las Vegas, Nevada. Refusing to let Spina Bifida, a birth defect that rendered...Show More Summary

Appeals Court Applies Statutory Immunity in Wheelchair-Skiing Case

An interesting case was affirmed for the defendant ski-resort at the Sixth Circuit recently, offering refresher insights into the proper means and technique of statutory interpretation. The case involved a lady in a wheelchair on a ski-lift tramway. Despite the prosaic facts, the plaintiff offered some curious legal theories in......

Wheelz Takes Wheelchairs To New Heights

Aaron was born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect of the spinal cord, but that's never stopped him. The post Wheelz Takes Wheelchairs To New Heights appeared first on TransWorld SKATEboarding.

BMW builds awesome M4 GTS safety car and racing wheelchair

BMW is hitting the track with two very different kind of wheeled machines: an M4 GTS converted to safety-car duty for DTM, and a wheelchair for the US paralympics team. Continue reading BMW builds awesome M4 GTS safety car and racing...Show More Summary

Mich. Boy in Wheelchair Suffers Broken Leg After Being Bullied, Beaten at School

A Michigan mom is outraged that her son was suspended from school after being involved in a fight with a fellow student that left the boy, who suffers from bone disease, with a broken leg, WJBK reports.

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